Those things that happened long ago were written for our learning. In the narrative of the creation in the book of Genesis, we learn that the true God made all things we see and we can know His reality by the intricate design of His creations. Through the Flood, we see the extent to which God hates sin and how much He loves man that He created. In the narrative of the burning bush, we see how God used Moses and can use us in spite of our shortcomings. Through the narrative of David and Goliath, we're encouraged that though we'll all face our giants, we'll overcome through trust in the LORD.